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Apr 10, 2012 02:57 |  #1

Ok, i have got my mind set on a "super TF" and i have a budget for the following only.

Sigma's 120-400 or 150-500

70-200 f4 non is.

Now they will be for zoos, birding at reservoirs and safari parks and the odd sport do, the road race and TT at London 2012 esp. Also safari parks, so sometimes it will be distance work up to 150-200m reach.

There is a chance to get the lens now but i will now with costs be NOT able to buy a new 1.4TC if i buy new 70-200. So The 70-200, 1.4 TC route will have to be SH only.

Which one?


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Apr 10, 2012 03:12 |  #2

first of all, good grammar will help. Second, you will not be able to have all those in any of the lenses you mentioned, esp the 70-200, which is not super telephoto. The sigmas at 500 won't work on the 60D. Your best bet is to save up and buy a 100-400.


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Apr 10, 2012 03:23 |  #3

Ebwly wrote in post #14240046 (external link)
first of all, good grammar will help.sigmas at 500 won't work on the 60D.

First thanks for the English lesson, and second tip my hat to your i'm a leet tog as i know a supertelefoto, and your lens isn't one of them. Will sell everything as i thought the 70-200 was one. my bad. Ask a question and a pedent 18000 odd miles away will always surface, as for 500 on a 60d, are you sure, click below.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1076108


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Apr 10, 2012 03:31 as a reply to  @ Dannybegood's post |  #4

Had a SIggy 150-500OS on my T2i... essentially a 60D. No issues, other than it was sort at the long end, and had moderate zoom-creep.


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Apr 10, 2012 05:37 |  #5

For your stated purposes and budget (which often gets ignored here) I think your best option is the Sigma 150-500 OS. It works very well on a 60D (it fools the camera into focusing by making it think the lens is f/5.6 when it goes to f/6.3). Most people say it is very nearly as sharp as the 100-400L and that its IS (OS in Sigmese) is better than the older L.


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Apr 10, 2012 05:49 |  #6

Madweasel wrote in post #14240338 (external link)
For your stated purposes and budget (which often gets ignored here) I think your best option is the Sigma 150-500 OS. It works very well on a 60D (it fools the camera into focusing by making it think the lens is f/5.6 when it goes to f/6.3). Most people say it is very nearly as sharp as the 100-400L and that its IS (OS in Sigmese) is better than the older L.

Hooray, someone else got it, that looks like the option, London 2012 will be at its' 10 anniversary whan i can get the 100-400l, Not going to use the Sig. in much more than bright light, day out work so it will mostly be F8-11 ish as i'm a fairweather almost everything.


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Apr 10, 2012 06:12 |  #7

Ebwly wrote in post #14240046 (external link)
The sigmas at 500 won't work on the 60D.

Of course they'll work on the 60D at 500mm. Don't state things as fact when you don't know if they're right or not.

For the things you listed, the 150-500 is your best bet.


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Apr 11, 2012 05:58 |  #8

Sirrith wrote in post #14240406 (external link)
Of course they'll work on the 60D at 500mm. Don't state things as fact when you don't know if they're right or not.

For the things you listed, the 150-500 is your best bet.

I've heard that reports are that they focus very slowly, just like if you'd used the taping the back contacts trick. Native 60D is at f5.6, and the sigma at 500 does not go there. So That's what I meant by it not working. After all, you can say that almost anything works, but I was just trying to give the OP honest advice.


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Apr 11, 2012 08:21 |  #9

Ebwly wrote in post #14246372 (external link)
Native 60D is at f5.6, and the sigma at 500 does not go there. So That's what I meant by it not working. After all, you can say that almost anything works, but I was just trying to give the OP honest advice.

I can appreciate trying to give honest advice, but the problem is the advice was wrong; they work fine without any tinkering, take it out of the box, slap it on the camera, and you're good to go.


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Apr 11, 2012 10:13 |  #10

for what you say you want to use it for (everything) the Sigma 150-500 will work best. Seen some great shots from that lens.




  
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Apr 11, 2012 11:35 |  #11

I bought a Sigma 150-500 OS in january. I already had the 100-400, but had a 5D2 and a 7D and wanted a long lens for each. I've since sold the 2 bodies and got a 5D3 so decided to sell one of the long lenses. After testing and deliberating I decided to sell the 100-400 and keep the Sigma. It works flawlessly on all Canon bodies, including the 60D, and it's very sharp wide open. The OS system is excellent and AF is fast and accurate. The only bad point about the lens is the weight, which when you first get it seems very heavy, but you soon get used to it and I use it handheld nearly all the time now. The only time I've had it on a tripod is to take some shots of the moon.


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